- These instructions are intended specifically for installing Oracle Java 8 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
- I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with Apache and PHP installed, and I’ll be logged in as non-root user. If you need more information then visit our tutorial on How to Add a User and Grant Root Privileges on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Step #1: Install Capability to Manage Repositories
python-software-properties allows for easy management of your distribution and independent repositories:
sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
Step #2: Add the WebUpd8 Team Personal Package Archive (PPA)
Add the PPA:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
Step #3: The Installation
As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:
sudo apt-get update
Then let’s install Oracle Java 8 with the PPA installer:
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
Be sure to accept the Oracle license!
Step #4: Verify Installation
Now verify that Java is installed and is of version 1.8.x:
Your result should be similar to:
java version "1.8.0_45"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)
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